3885 Wednesday Wars March “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”- Winston Churchill. In the novel The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt, the protagonist, Holling Hoodhood, has a friend named Mai Thi from a Vietnam, she is a refugee. Mrs. Bigio, a teacher from their school, Camillo Junior High, got news from the war saying her husband was supposedly dead. She was determined to find a way for her sorrow to disappear, by accusing Mai Thi for this treachery. Although, Mrs. Bigio thought this, it was not true.
Masculine and Feminine Roles in Steinbeck’s “Chrysanthemums” In the story “The Chrysanthemums”, by John Steinbeck, Elisa Allen lives an unsatisfactory life as she desires more than what is bestowed upon her. The reader learns Elisa’s husband is culpable for not seeing the beauty of his wife, leaving an open door for the antagonist, a traveler, to prey upon Elisa’s. Steinbeck uses Masculine and Feminine roles of the early 20th century, Internal Conflict, and an antagonist, to show Elisa’s struggle for Identity. Steinbeck illustrates Masculine and feminine roles of the 20th century in the “Chrysanthemums” to show Elisa’s struggle with identity. Elisa role as wife is brought to light through the task she is given as a character and wife.
However, his interpretation of what it means to be a good person changes in the story when Lane discovers She is pregnant. This causes him to consider his values of a true Christian and determine how he feels about Sheri. In this way, he becomes a dynamic character—one who undergoes change. Due to these circumstances, Lane comes to terms with himself and admits he doesn’t love Sheri or
Antigone sacrifices her own life, trying to stand up in the horrible society in which she 's imprisoned. Would you do it? Oedipus has just passed away in Colonus, and Antigone and her sister decide to return to Thebes with the intention of helping their brothers. You can look at Antigone 's clash with Creon as symbolic of the larger struggle of a man.Creon relationship with Haemon demonstrate how parents assert their power in relationships with their children, and how children can lose favor with their parents.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
The concept of greed has been noted as a cause of an estranged sibling relationship in King Lear and “Why Siblings Sever Ties”. The article mentions many reasons for why people abruptly end sibling relationships and one particular is that “Things can become fraught… when parents start aging and issues like long-term care or the settling of an estate are added to the mix” (Eckel 3). She explains how siblings can have conflicting views on their parents’ wealth and health after they have reached a certain age. Eckel makes it clear the siblings can sever ties when one favors the well being of a parent over the future of the parent’s assets through her report of a story about a woman from Florida and her older sister. In King Lear, the sisters,
In The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, one of the characters is “stuck in the past”. Throughout the novel, Gatsby is constantly longing for a past relationship he had with a woman named Daisy, who moved on from Gatsby and married another man when Gatsby left for the war. Gatsby’s view of the past is used to develop a major theme of the novel: the moral decay of society. The novel begins with Nick, the narrator saying how the events that happened in New York, where the novel takes place, caused him to leave, and how he doesn’t like any of the people he was involved with. As the novel progresses, Nick becomes friends with a man named Gatsby, who is viewed as a mysterious figure to outsiders.
The blooming of sleepy, oval-shaped buds in front of the house is symbol of the readiness of Jaja to rebel against his father’s iron-fist authority. These changes show the experiences what he learns from his Aunty Ifeoma’s house. Other symbol include Eugene’s heavy missal, which throws at Jaja for not going to receive Holy Communion. Papa-Nnukwu’s shrine says Kambili that it looks the grotto at Saint Agnes church and mama’s figurines, which the missal breaks into pieces as it lands on the étagère. Ballet Figurines represents an important symbol in this novel Purple Hibiscus.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s coming-of-age novel Purple Hibiscus narrates the story of Kambili, a girl in Nigeria, who deals with religious hypocrisy and abuse of her father, a product of the British colonization. She and her brother, Jaja, visit their aunt and receive a different perspective on their family’s lives. This novel takes place in the Igbo region of Nigeria, after the Nigerian Civil War that ended in 1970 and colonialism of the 1900’s. In Purple Hibiscus, Adichie conveys her views of the Nigerian Civil War to the reader by using the setting, specific events reciprocated in history, and contrasting characters within the novel. Purple Hibiscus is set in post-colonial Nigeria- where incidentally Adichie grew up- in a time of government, economic, and social struggle, after the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War.
As interesting as Hamlet is as a character, he has layers of identities and personalities hidden. During the first soliloquy we encounter a Hamlet who feels betrayed. He is anguished by his mother’s action. His conscious mind records only the fact that Queen Gertrude, the other half of his parental figure has marries the brother of his father with, ‘the same shoes that she walked to my father’s dead body (…) and they haven’t become old yet!’ He seems to be hurting more from the wedding rather than the death of his beloved father. His idealism of a maternal image is broken; he discovered a new side to his mother, to him she is no longer pious but now ‘indecent’, ‘lustful’, the pious image is shattered.